South of the Isles of Scilly

Site overview: This site is located 15km south of the Isles of Scilly. It is home to different types of dogfish, red gurnard and some species of octopus. The seabed is also home to starfish, anemones and crabs. The occasional basking shark can also be spotted here.
At risk:  ! This site is at risk, it currently is not designated as a Marine Conservation Zone, a type of Marine Protected Area - but should be. Decision makers in England will determine in 2017 if this site should be protected, make sure your voice is heard. Take action to ensure this site becomes a properly protected area.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Marine Conservation Zone
MPA Purpose
to protect nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology


49° 41' 28" North,
6° 12' 39" West

Surface Area

132.19 km2
(51.04 mi.2 )


46.00 km
(28.58 mi.)

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